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Winter Gem apple


A late-season modern English apple with a good aromatic flavour.


Winter Gem identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Visitor reviews

  • 18 Aug 2015  Kenneth Stewart,  KENT, United Kingdom
    A very aromatic apple that tastes better two weeks after picking.

Tree register

United Kingdom

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 27th April  2017  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 17th April  2017  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 14th May  2016  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 12th May  2016  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • 8th May  2016  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 16th May  2015  - tree owned by Michael in Halifax, United Kingdom
  • 29th April  2015  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • April  2015  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 30th April  2014  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 29th April  2014  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 23rd May  2013  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 13th May  2013  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • May  2013  - tree owned by Jeff in Leicester, United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 3rd May  2012  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 25th April  2012  - tree owned by Keat in Bristol, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 22nd April  2011  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 10th April  2011  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • 1st May  2010  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • 23rd April  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2017 season

  • 4th week September  2017  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 4th week August  2016  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 2nd week September  2015  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • October  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Grimes Golden and Cox's Orange Pippin
  • Originates from: Faversham, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1975
  • Developed by: Hugh Ermen
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1119
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1999-067

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Exceptional
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Light
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Diseases

  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Bitter pit  - Very resistant


Where to buy trees

The following fruit tree nurseries offer Winter Gem apple trees for sale:


Where to buy fresh fruit

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